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Museum of Fine Arts

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Fenway / Kenmore
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Address: 465 Huntington Ave, Avenue of the Arts, Boston, MA 02115-5597
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+1 617-267-9300
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10:00 am - 4:45 pm
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Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 9:45 pm
Sat - Tue 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Boston's oldest, largest and best-known art institution, the MFA houses one...

Boston's oldest, largest and best-known art institution, the MFA houses one of the world's most comprehensive art collections and is renowned for its Impressionist paintings, Asian and Egyptian collections and early American art.

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MFA

A wonderful art museum with very varied holdings. The new American wing has a wonderful history of early America. Paintings from old masters and new artists are included in this... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A wonderful art museum with very varied holdings. The new American wing has a wonderful history of early America. Paintings from old masters and new artists are included in this museum. Great jewelry exhibit.

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Middlebury, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent about 3 hours and saw much of the museum. The scale thank goodness is smaller than the MET in NYC. Still, very impressed by the Egyptian collection which is extensive, not to mention all the Monet's, Van Gogh's, Manet's - really very extensive - much more than I thought. Building is beautiful too and we enjoyed lunch in... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very intriguing ... i found it enlightening! Especially the esoteric symbols throughout the whole muesem

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Don`t miss the Chihully in the main lobby and the new wing holding the American collection. Something for everyone.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are visiting Boston, or are a local who has the slightest interest in beautiful things, Do Not Miss This Museum. It has its drawbacks: parking is obscenely expensive, admission is a good $25 for general admission, and the beautiful cafes cost an arm and a leg. But, you can get there on public transportation (green line), there are... More 

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Foxboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went to see the special William Merritt Chase exhibit. It was great to see an artist I wasn't familiar with. The exhibit was easy to follow and understand the artist. Also saw the Robert McCloskey "Make Way for Ducklings exhibit. It was great. The museum always has something going on. It is also a great place to just wander through... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a wonderful luxury it is to have the MFA and the equally stunning Isabella Stewart Gardner museums within walking distance of each other. Although, it would not do justice to the venues to try to see them both in one day. They are truly some of the finest examples of beautifully curated galleries in the world. The layout, the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are visitng Boston (or if you live here) visiting the MFA is a must. Really a world class museum with a wide variety of exhibits - your kids will love the Egyptian mummies, and you might like the Monet collection. What's not to love except the steep admission fee ($25 for adults). If you have a Bank of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this museum. Such a treat in Boston. Don't miss it if you visit. The meditation room is my favorite.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is so much to experience at the MFA that you may need to make more than one trip. Cafe has snacks, gift shops are full of lovely reminders of the Museum. Totally worth a visit.

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Fenway / Kenmore
The Curse of the Bambino may have ended years ago, but loyal Red Sox fans will continue to infiltrate this home to historic Fenway Park, where you can find victory banners, people yelling in stereotypical Boston accents, and lots of sports bars. Located within Kenmore Square, the old gas station Citgo sign is another Boston skyline classic seen throughout the city. In addition to a hectic and diehard sports mentality, this neighborhood is also home to some of Boston’s many universities. Move from Boston University territory to that of Northeastern, and spend time at the famous Museum of Fine Arts. For more culture, check out the smaller but equally beautiful Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Continue off the beaten path and check out the green space in the Back Bay Fens, a pretty community garden. This diverse neighborhood has a mix of universities, sports, culture, and more residential green space.
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